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2015 – 2016 Presenter’s Collective Network (PCN)

Presenters’ Collective Network (PCN)


Session #1- Saturday, October 24th, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Session #2 – Saturday, November 14th, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Session #3 – Saturday, December 5th, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm 

Session #4 – Saturday, January 9th, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Session #5 – Saturday, February 20th, 9:00am – 12:00 pm

Session #6 – Saturday, March 19th, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Session #7 – Saturday, April 16th, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Session #8 – Saturday, May 14th, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

UC Berkeley, 3507 Tolman Hall

(Teacher Consultants Only )

The Work of the Professional Collaboration Network

Insuring that BAWP’s PD programs are teacher driven and informed by classroom practice is one of our top priorities.  BAWPs Professional Collaboration Network (PCN) will help support this effort.  Begun during 2013-14 and 2014 – 2015 school years the PCN provided a supportive place for a number of TCs to try out and get feedback on both new and previously developed workshops.   These were important sessions as many of the workshops conducted in PCN sessions have already been successfully taken to teachers in such places as Solano County, Napa Unified, Antioch Unified, Vallejo Unified, and San Francisco. 

For long-time consultants and presenters we want the PCN to be a place for you to try out a new presentation, or refine one you’ve already developed.  For TC’s who have not yet had a chance to present  we want to the PCN to be an opportunity for you to further develop ideas and presentations you worked with at summer institutes.    For all of us, the collegial support at the center of the PCN is intended to help us work confidently with colleagues as we support their and our own continued growth as teachers of writing and teachers of content, such as history and science.

Providing Support for Presenters

To support this work each PCN presenter will get coaching before the workshop, feedback on the workshop from colleagues attending the session, and then additional time to debrief and refine the workshop.    Our hope is that the PCN becomes a key component of how BAWP supports and expands the number of TCs successfully conducting strong and thoughtful workshops as we work to meet the PD requests coming in from across the Bay Areas.

All PCN Participants Contribute and Learn

We hope you will consider this invitation to join us at the monthly PNC meetings. 

Each session will be an opportunity for

  • TCs will to present and get feedback on his or her workshop
  • Participating TCs to come together as a collegial “response group” for the presenter
  • Participating TCs to think about and consider their own practice as they learn from their colleague’s workshops. 

For more information see flyer and invitation below. Contact Stan Pesick with any questions or concerns at stanley.pesick@gmail.com

PCN 2015-2016 Flyer

15 – 16 PCN letter

Teacher-Writers Workshop

Spring Writing Workshop!

Designed to:

  • invigorate your writing – respond to prompts across several genres

  • refine your instruction – explore strategies to promote fluency

  • enrich your collegial circle – learn about writing programs throughout the Bay Area and form small groups to coach and encourage

  • reflect, redirect, renew – enjoy the energy and inspiration BAWP offers

Both classes facilitated by BAWP TC Meredith Pike-Baky and held at Redwood High School in Larkspur, conveniently located off 101 and strategically situated at the hub of three independent bookstores (!)

“…a wonderfully enriching week of writing and thinking on the teaching of writing!”

“…a wealth of ideas to work from in designing a great writing program…”

“…extremely useful, fulfilling and renewing processes for teachers…”

Register now and tell your friends! *Note – all classes held in Larkspur at Redwood High School

Spring’15 Write toTeach Registration Form ($300 Now $250 – make check payable to UC Regents)

Online Registration ($315 Now $265 – includes credit card processing fees)

Spring Write to Teach (pdf)

Registration Questions? Contact BAWP (510.642.0971/bawp@berkeley.edu)

Workshop Questions? Contact Meredith Pike-Baky (mpikebaky@mac.com)



Bay Area Writing Project

Friday Afternoon Writing Group
Mudraker’s Cafe, Berkeley, CA

Second Friday of Every Month!

4:30-6:00 p.m.

BAW Logo

You are invited to join the Bay Area Writing Project every second Friday of the month from 4:30-6:00, at Mudrakers Cafe, 2801 Telegraph at Stuart in Berkeley. Some of us gather a little earlier, drink our coffee/tea, snack, chat and we begin writing at 4:30!

WriteEasy on Meet Up! See who else is coming. 
Join us to write and share, to warm ourselves with words with teachers and writers. We’ll offer prompts, but you are always free to write what you want and need to write.
Bring your pen, your computer, a prompt to share and get your writing on.

Easy to get to from North, South, East and West. Plenty of street parking. Good coffee, tea and food at Mudrakers!

Hope to see you there,

Karen Adams and Marty Williams 

Bay Area Writing Project